TOOLS FOR IN THE SIM

posted Sep 3, 2017, 3:44 PM by Gavin Carden   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 9:50 PM ]

VOICE ATTACK: https://voiceattack.com/
Though this add-on is not an official Elite Dangerous add-on, it is a must have for those of you who are serious about having full control over you ship. Voice Attack takes this simulator to a whole
new level. You can speak commands to your ship and it will respond, well provided you have the profile set up. There are several different pre-built profiles for purchase or you can build your
own! Either way, it adds a whole new element to the simulator.

Adding to the AWESOME that is Voice Attack, here is where you can download some very cool profiles. They have some celebrity voices, some that are geared towards the futuristic computer and 
that will make a 15 year old boy feel "tingly in the nether regions" They offer Pre-Programmed Commands and come with a very complete list of audio responses. 

This is by far my most favorite tool for in sim play. For the explorer in you this is a must MUST have. is a secondary program that you run along side your ED Application. It tracks the systems that you have 
traveled in as well as the planetary surface scans that you do. You can keep multiple Databases for different trips, make notes in the Captains Log section, Manually add planets and stellar bodies and much
more. The best part is, it does the majority of what you need automatically. The other cool trick...... you can program your Voice Attack to dictate captains logs for you in this program. OH.... and its FREE!!!

THE RAT CAVE (FUEL RATS):https://www.fuelrats.com/
Ever Run out of fuel? had to hit the self destruct button and loose everything you put your blood sweat and tears into (which you will never get back) only to have to pay the nasty insurance premium? Well....
you might self destruct when you find out that you didn't have to hit that button. Next time, just call the Fuel Rats! Yup, that is what they willingly call them selves. They are all really nice people. I have used them 
a few times myself. You go to the site and send in a request. they find out where you are, come to you walk you through a few step to prepare and then, like magic, they refuel your ship in the middle of 
nowhere. Here is the best part. they take no payment. Not even if you try. they are just great people helping out in a dark, cold, & lonely place. 

SEARCH THE GALAXY

posted Sep 3, 2017, 3:42 PM by Gavin Carden   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 9:50 PM ]

This has to be the best and most well rounded search tool for ED on the web. It has Ships, Components, Outfitting, Trade Pricing, Rare Goods, Salvage items & so much more! There really is not a whole lot you cant find with this awesome catalog. You can search by system and even filter out the freshly discounted items on your list. Great UI and easy to use. 

ROGUEY TRADE HELPER: 
https://roguey.co.uk/elite-dangerous/trade-helper/
Roguey all around is a pretty fantastic site. Here is a link to the trade helper. It's a tool that will help you find some of the best deals in the galaxy. If your looking to buy or sell anything from ships
to commodities this is a great place to do it. It will also help you to locate engineers and rare goods. It is a grate trading tool available but it can be very cumbersome
to navigate at times.


EXPLORATION

posted Sep 3, 2017, 3:39 PM by Gavin Carden   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 9:51 PM ]

EDSM.NET: https://www.edsm.net/
If you plan to explore this will be a must have for your bookmarks. You have a rout planner for longer distance (over 1000 LY) routs as well as many other option to collect information about the galaxy. With the new 2.4 update coming soon you will have the ability (so they have told us) to plot routes out 20,000 LY. For many this is fantastic, but, Colonia is still 22,000 LY from the Bubble. This site will help map it for you by giving you way points to use as a route guide. For any serious explorer you should be using this site. It has a wealth of cartographic information on it. 

PLANETARY SCAN VALUES: https://postimg.org/image/lquhdv87d/
This one is pretty straight forward. Is a chart of what each planet type can look like and what they are worth if you scan them. As you can see there are some on there that are worth quite a few credits! Yeah jumping from system to system can net you an easy 2 mil just honking your way through a 1000LY trip. Just imagine if you were not in a hurry and were able to do some surface scans of these planets. I personally am always on the look out for Terraformable  Water Worlds, Earth Like Worlds, & Terraformable High Metal Content Worlds. They all pay over 400,000Cr for the first scan! so you can easily  triple the 2mil on the same 1000LY trip.


SHIP BUILDING

posted Sep 3, 2017, 3:02 PM by Gavin Carden   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 9:51 PM ]

Alpha Orbital is a great place to look if your in the market for that new upgrade! They have a full ship listing and even a ship comparison tool.

Roguey.co has a lot to offer. One of the best tools they have is the Outfitting tool that this link directs you to. Once you are there simply select your ship and you can build your blue print  online 
so you know what it will cost and if it will work! it also gives you alot of information about power consumption & jump range. By far the most complete outfitting tool you will find!

CORIOLIS SHIPYARD: https://coriolis.io/
Coriolis.io is another outfitting tool that has a much nicer looking UI than others. it has great performance and is fairly accurate when it comes to cost and stats. it does however lack the available 
compartments for some of the horizons components. So if you are looking for something clean and sleek to screen shot and post this is your page. If your looking for more complete you might
check out Roguey.

Yet another outfitting tool but this one is quick and dirty. There is nothing pretty or clean about it. But if you need to check a build in a hurry and are not overly concerned with the details. this is 
your site!


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